Santa asks: What do you want now, child? I want the rightful return to me and to his home of my deeply loved son, Rui, who at any moment day or night – whether I’m laughing, crying, meditating, desperate to escape into some reverie, raging with bursting-at-the-seams angst at lies and unjust lives for me, … More Lament 2014
“I think that sanctions are a two-edged sword. I think that threatening countries is often an unsuccessful way to get them to cooperate with us, because most of the relationships that we have are very complex and involve many issues.” – Susan Jacobs, in response to a request for the State Department’s opinion of the threat … More Children Betrayed: Having declared unilateral surrender, the U.S. chief international children’s advocate Susan Jacobs should resign.
The kids are still in the parks, Rui. But the joy is missing from them. Their eyes search the iron fences and garden plots for you. Click here: City of Ruins There’s a blood red circle On the cold dark ground And the rain is falling down The church door’s thrown open I can hear … More My City’s In Ruins
Family law Attorney Patricia Apy and three organizers and parents of children internationally abducted from the United States gave testimony today in the U.S. Congress at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, chaired by Christopher Smith of New Jersey. The topic of the day, ” Resolving International Parental Child Abductions to Non-Hague … More “Illusory at best; deceptive at worst.” Japan Continues to Offer Itself as a Haven for Child Abduction Despite Hague Ratification (House Subcommittee on Global Human Rights )